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Addictions, Understanding our body chemistry

Understanding how our body chemistry works can help us to prepare and to succeed in cutting down and withdrawing from addictive foods and other substances. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that form part of the body’s chemistry and are released within the brain and body. They help to create our moods, our sleep cycle, muscle co-ordination, pain [...]

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Three Tips for Autumn Wellbeing

Autumn marks the end of the growing season, having provided the harvest, nature now makes everything bare. In this season nature lets go of its abundant creation of the past year in a grand final display. Just like in nature, our bodies transition through ‘seasons’ with different organs, physiology and aspects of ourselves in focus [...]

The nature of winter and your body

Winter is the time of rest and retreat, where the Yin Qi is now dominant and the Yang Qi moves inward to regenerate. In nature winter is a time of stillness and quiet. Cold causes things to slow down and contract, making you feel even colder and can lead to symptoms such as cold hands [...]

Essential nutrients for immunity

As the beautiful Autumn days arrive, so do the scarves and woolly jumpers!  The change in temperature is a reminder to prepare our bodies for the upcoming winter. So what are the essential nutrients for the prevention of the winter “lurgies”? our common colds or flu's? This will vary from person to person, but let [...]

Homeopathic Awareness Week

“Homeopathy is wholly capable of satisfying the therapeutic demands of this age better than any other system or school of medicine” - Charles Menninger, founder of the Menninger Clinic Every year for a week beginning April 10th homeopaths and communities gather together to share education and accessibility of homeopathy. In celebration of Samuel Hahnemann’s birthday [...]

Post Natal Recovery

As I sit poised over the computer trying to think of a way to inspire new mums to really slow down and genuinely allow for recovery after having their new babies, I reflect on my own postnatal time. My new little boy, Junah, is now nearly one and even with my training and experience looking after postnatal [...]

Supporting yourSelf through detoxification

Like the rest of us, you probably feel a little bit sluggish and bloated after over-indulging through the Christmas/New Year period.  You might have stacked on a few kilos or you could be surviving on caffeine to get you through the day.  It might be time for a bit of a Detox to recharge the [...]

BioCeuticals – Our Pick of the Month B12

BioCeuticals B12 comes in a nifty liquid spray which means that it’s more easily absorbed in the body.  Studies have shown that this oral method of taking B12 can be as effective as the B12 injection.  The delicious minty flavour also means that there is no problem with actually wanting to take it! In a [...]

Food for the Brain – Omega 3 DHA

The Western diet has changed a lot in the last 20 to 50 years, not only with the choices we make about what to eat, but how the food is grown and manufactured.  Increasingly our soils are being depleted of essential minerals and our food is heavily processed which robs it even more. The animals [...]

12 Simple Tips for Healthy Eating

By Pip Atherstone Reid Use Quality Ingredients: Eating fresh Vegetables and Meats regularly are important.  Locally grown, seasonal organic foods are the best.  Find fresh foods at your local farmers   market or order in a box of vegetables from your local market. Eat regularly: Irregular, erratic mealtimes and skipping meals disrupts digestion. Eat lightly: Overeating [...]